Thursday, January 16, 2014

A slightly different direction?

I recently became the proud owner of some new ship miniatures:



More Langton ships, all the way from Down Under courtesy of Ian (who has a fine blog at Thomo's Hole!)  The package included ten Bronze Age Egyptian and ten Sea Peoples ships along with bases.  Of course, what to do with them...  The first course will be to integrate them into my Tékumel fantasy naval project, where, due to their older appearance and small size, they will be representing minor powers (the Tsoléi Islands among others) or perhaps pirates.

But, it occurred to me that they could be used for historical purposes also.  I could paint them up in historical schemes, and they would still fit in with the fantasy scheme.  Some sea battles circa 1200 BC might be fun, and it would not be hard to expand the collection, especially if some of the other Langton ships fit in time-wise, maybe the 20-oar galley or pentecontors to represent Mycenaean or Trojan ships  :)

3 comments:

DeanM said...

Oooh, great haul! Langton are the nicest around. I would recommend painting them up historically as possible so you can indeed use them in Bronze Age games. That I would like to see. Best, Dean

Vladdd309 said...

Nice haul. I'm painting some Langton fours and fives for a punic wars game, great models.

El Grego said...

Thank you, sirs!